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About I Know My Own Heart

"I Know My Own Heart" by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue is inspired by the secret coded diaries of Yorkshire gentlewoman Anne Lister. This play subverts all the conventions of Regency romance, detailing Lister’s affairs with various women in the early 19th Century. Teasing out the entangled lives of Lister (nicknamed ‘Gentleman Jack’) and three of her many lovers, "I Know My Own Heart" explores the different choices women make in a time of limits and prohibitions.

Donoghue is best known for her novel and subsequent screenplay and stage play of "Room." The film version of "Room" was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay and Brie Larson’s award-winning performance. This will be the US premiere of "I Know My Own Heart" and it will be directed by Elizabeth Swanson. “Heart is a colorful chamber drama about a woman who works toward that most elusive end – to know herself. And what she uncovers about her needs and desires challenges every traditional queer narrative.”

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Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Pride Films & Plays at The Buena

4139 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613

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